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The New Age Movement and Channeling

Popular in the context of the New Age movement, the term ‘channeling’ refers to the conviction of contemporary psychic mediums that they are able, under certain circumstances, to act as a channel for receiving and transmitting information from sources other than their normal selves. In less technical terms, channe…

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Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Channeling”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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